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The 10 Driving Forces Behind the Convergence of Payments, Anti-Fraud & Identity Solutions

The 10 Driving Forces behind the Convergence of Payments, Anti-Fraud & Identity Solutions

Over the last decade, all major payments processors have created fraud strategies and associated services in an effort to offer real customer value to their merchants. Independent or standalone anti-fraud vendors are less prevalent, due to a raft of strategic acquisitions and partnerships offering even broader services. Traditionally, global products that may not have entered […]

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Age Verification: No Match = No Sale!

There are a number of age verification services and solutions available in the UK, primarily set up to verify that users are over 18. The goal is to restrict under 18 access to a raft of e-commerce sectors: igaming, tobacco, alcohol, knives, fireworks, solvents, butane, crossbows, airguns, +18 videos, computer games and shortly, adult content. […]

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The Digital Economy Bill, Age Verification and How It Could Impact Ancillary Providers and Payment Processors—a Commercial View

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is proposed as the U.K.’s age verification regulator with wide reaching powers to censor those sites that do not use either credit card or accepted age-verification methodology to restrict children from accessing adult content.

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Finding a Reasonable Approach to Verify Adults for Adult Activities

It is simple, really. Social activities such as gambling, viewing pornography and purchasing alcohol, knives, drugs and other items that are considered “adult” by the majority of U.K. citizens should be restricted to adults or at least authorized by an adult.

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New Government Rules Could Force Porn Sites to Use Tighter Age Verification Techniques

As part of plans to protect children and make the online world safer for them, the Government is intending to introduce new age verification rules to all internet porn sites, according to the Birmingham Mail.

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CNBC: “Porn Sites in UK to Introduce Age Verification Process”

Pornography websites serving the United Kingdom could soon be forced to prove that users are of an adult age under new laws announced by the British Government.

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Huffington Post: Adult Site Age Verification A Vital Step

Young people are not equipped to deal with pornography. It can have a deeply damaging effect on their behavior and their understanding of consent and healthy relationships.
NSPCC research shows that by the age of 16 nearly half of young people have viewed pornography, and those children are just as likely to find it accidentally as they are to deliberately search for it.

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BBC: “Porn ID Checks Set to Start in April 2018”

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement.

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Your Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive Checklist

The deadline for EU member states to comply with the European Union’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive is June 26, 2017. What does this mean for your business?

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UK Government Launches Porn Site Age Checks Consultation

“Age checking is nothing new,” said Ben Jordan from Aristotle, which provides such services. “The online gambling industry has been doing this for years and it’s been very effective.”

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